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"Blackness," "femaleness" and self-representation: constructing persons in a colonial Mexican court

"Blackness," "femaleness" and self-representation: constructing persons in a colonial Mexican court
"Blackness," "femaleness" and self-representation: constructing persons in a colonial Mexican court
This paper examines a case heard by the colonial Mexican Inquisition in 1655. It addresses individual negotiations of race and gender in a society that hierarchized notions of personhood through a system of rankings based on Early Modern ideas about natural difference. In the New World context, those rankings subordinated women, blacks, Indians and "mixed-races" to the authority of Spanish men.
1555-2934
81-90
Lewis, Laura A.
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Lewis, Laura A.
3b8fef98-e0ff-4acf-879f-ed9b1c318890

Lewis, Laura A. (1995) "Blackness," "femaleness" and self-representation: constructing persons in a colonial Mexican court. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 18 (2), 81-90. (doi:10.1525/pol.1995.18.2.81).

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Abstract

This paper examines a case heard by the colonial Mexican Inquisition in 1655. It addresses individual negotiations of race and gender in a society that hierarchized notions of personhood through a system of rankings based on Early Modern ideas about natural difference. In the New World context, those rankings subordinated women, blacks, Indians and "mixed-races" to the authority of Spanish men.

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Published date: November 1995
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 345712
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345712
ISSN: 1555-2934
PURE UUID: becada51-c16a-48a3-89e7-1617aedeb2ef
ORCID for Laura A. Lewis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2782-7254

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Date deposited: 13 Dec 2012 16:30
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:25

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